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Coronet Instructional FilmsLet's Share With Others (1950)

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A kid-centered pitch for fair play and thoughtfulness.


This movie is part of the collection: Prelinger Archives

Producer: Coronet Instructional Films
Sponsor: N/A
Audio/Visual: Sd, B&W
Keywords: Social guidance

Creative Commons license: Public Domain


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Reviewer: JayKay49 - 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars - December 11, 2012
Subject: A Kid's Primer on Collectivism
They sorta breeze over the answer to the questions posed at the beginning regarding what how and why this sharing stuff. In the Ukraine it was cultivated food, on collectivized farms, with the threat of a trip to Siberia if you didn't "share." And the more updated version would have Mom come out while the kids are counting those profits. And then she grabs all that money and tosses the kids 7 cents to fight over while she points at 'em, and barks in a basso profundo voice "You didn;t make that lemonade!"

How appropos that they show 4 kids fighting over one dradle.

Anyway, this Jimmy kid IS an example of ADD - first one I've ever seen. Notice how shelving those books (and all the excitement that attended that process) suddenly and out of the blue morphed into a lemonade stand? Talk about a dizzying turnabout. I was waiting to see more about those books.

Anyways, cute kids, nice looking mon, dippy looking UPS guy (or whatever they called it in those days.) But honestly, a federally employed postal worker telling a kid how to run a private business? The train got off the tracks there.

Reviewer: ERD - 4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars - November 20, 2005
Subject: Nice little 1950 film for children
Well presented little film about sharing that was made for the 1950's youth. When I was young, a few of my friends and I had a little stand like that.

Reviewer: Spuzz - 4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars - September 25, 2003
Subject: More like 'Let's Take Advantage Of Our Friends"
Jimmy, who seems to be very spoiled and coddled, decides to make a lemonade stand from the neat box his grandfather gave him (it was filled with books and magazines, but who cares about that). He gets his Mom to make some lemonade, and soon he's in business, 3 cents a cup! His friends wants in on the business venture as well, but Jimmy wants it all for himself. Soon, Jimmy runs out of glasses, (he only brought out 2.. anticipating a slow day Jim?) AND his mother wants him to weed the garden. Soon Jimmy realizes a use for his 'friends' as they help with lemonade stand, get some more lemonade going AND help him with the weeding! BOY! That Jimmy is a shrewd one!

Reviewer: dynayellow - 3.00 out of 5 stars3.00 out of 5 stars3.00 out of 5 stars - September 15, 2003
Subject: Don't share cooties
A harmless short about how sharing books, germs, and duties can mean less work and more fun for everyone... except germs.

Gets a little abstract when it starts to include the mailman sharing the work of delivering the mail, and people sharing the sidewalk.

Reviewer: Steve Nordby - 4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars - September 14, 2003
Subject: A kids primer on shares of stock... or is it? The answer is yes. And by yes I mean not really. Or is that just what I want you to think?
Little Jimmy is surprised by his grandfather's big box. It's books to share with the family. You see, everything in Jimmy's family is shared, the pleasure and the work. Now he sets up the box as a lemonade stand, and puts off his share of yard work. He doesn't share, he sells. And when Jimmy doesn't take his friends on as partners, he isn't sharing. The postman comes along to set him straight. Share the work and share the fun and share the profits. Hmmm... I think this must be communist propagada!

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Discusses dividing things, taking turns, sharing through words and expression, and doing things together as essentials of fair play and thoughtfulness.
Ken Smith sez: This film is an excellent window on the weird fifties concept of profit through communal living. Young "Jimmy Blake" has a lemonade stand that he wants to run all by himself, even though the narrator warns us that "when we share things there is often more for everybody." Sure enough, Jimmy's off-the-job responsibilities start cutting into his lemonade sales and he quickly realizes that the way to success is through shared effort. Jimmy calls in his friends to help and soon "EVERYONE is having fun. Sharing with others certainly is a good idea, isn't it?"
This may not be a very exciting film to watch, but its equating of "fun" with profit, "sharing" with a business, and group action with popularity make it worth viewing. "Learn to share with others. You'll like it. Your friends will like you, too!"

LEMONADE STAND CONFORMITY SHARING COOPERATION
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